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Education and Training for Health Professionals

  • Updated: 08/25/2011

Cancer Classroom Series

The Cancer Classroom Series are webinars that provide the educational content, tools, and resources necessary for health professionals, especially those working in public health, to address cancer as a public health problem.

Format: Webinar Presentations; Closed Captioned
Audience: Those new to the field of oncology, especially public health professionals, community health educators, and patient navigators.


Culture and Literacy: Bridging Communications Gaps

Culture and its relation to cancer is an important but poorly understood concept. Culture influences patients’ and communities’ perceptions of cancer risk, their trust in oncology professionals, and their approach to cancer treatment including clinical research. This webinar, the second in our 2012 series, will focus on culture and how its incorporation into clinical practice may help reduce cancer health disparities across the cancer care continuum.

Thursday, September 27, 2012  2:00 PM ET  (Registration is Closed; Archive Coming Soon!)
Presenter: Cathy D. Meade, PhD, RN, FAAN


Social Determinants of Health: Implications for Cancer Control

The social determinants of health are the complex, integrated, and overlapping social structures and economic systems that are responsible for most health inequalities. These social structures and economic systems include the social and physical environment, health services, and structural and societal factors. This webinar will provide an overview of the social determinants of health in the United States, their influence on cancer, and implications for cancer control.

Social Determinants of Health

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Video of webinar for public health professionals introducing the concept of social determinants of health and explaining key concepts, June 2012.

Understanding Cancer

These two sessions include an overview of cancer, etiology, screening, and treatment and highlights; issues related to survivorship. The archived sessions below have been closed captioned.

Cancer Screening and Diagnosis

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Video of webinar for public health professionals introducing cancer screening and diagnosis practices and explaining key concepts, April 2011.

Cancer Treatment and Survivorship

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Video of webinar for public health professionals introducing treatment options and survivorship issues and explaining key concepts, May 2011.

Clinical Trials

These two sessions will focus on the clinical trials process, patient protections,
barriers to participation, strategies to overcome barriers; NCI resources to assist identifying and teaching others about clinical trials. The archived sessions below have been closed captioned.

Clinical Trials 101

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Video of webinar for public health professionals introducing clinical trials and explaining key concepts, June 2011.

Clinical Trials 102

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Video of webinar for public health professionals introducing challenges to clinical trials and explaining key concepts, July 2011.